The Florida Museum Fish Collection is second only to the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian) in number of specimen records, as reported in the most recent survey of U.S. fish collections. The Florida Museum Fish Collection has added more records to its catalog during the interval between U.S. Fish Collection surveys than any other collection.

Fish Collection LogoAlthough global in scope, principal strengths of the UF Collection are elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays), western Atlantic reef fishes, western and eastern Atlantic shelf and deep water marine fishes, North American freshwater fishes, and freshwater fishes from SE Asia. Also important are large collections of freshwater fishes from Central America, South America, and the West Indies.

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Fish Research at the Florida Museum